Most of the creatures I’ve encountered here have endured thanks to their great size, strength, or ferocity. But the fjordhawk gets by on its wits and by scavenging. The bird also seems to have an almost preternatural ability to predict and avoid danger. Fjordhawks follow predators (and survivors) from on high, watching for their moment to swoop in and snatch up an easy meal.
Tamed fjordhawks are surprisingly playful, and their favorite game is fetch. Indulge your bird with this play and a bit of patience, and you’ll reap the rewards. Just point out a target, and your fjordhawk will fly off to retrieve it for you. A well-trained fjordhawk can locate injured prey and communicate its find to you. These clever birds will bond with humans as wholeheartedly as any canine or primate, in a way uniquely suited to this time and place. If you should meet with some grave misfortune, your fjordhawk will immediately fly off with as many of your belongings as it can carry. As soon as you’re respawned by the ARK, your friend will track you down and return your equipment to you!
Color Scheme and Regions
This section displays the Fjordhawk's natural colors and regions. For demonstration, the regions below are colored red over an albino Fjordhawk. The colored squares shown underneath each region's description are the colors that the Fjordhawk will randomly spawn with to provide an overall range of its natural color scheme. Hover your cursor over a color to display its name and ID.
This information can be used to alter the Fjordhawk's regions by entering
cheat SetTargetDinoColor <ColorRegion> <ColorID> in the cheat console. For instance,
cheat SetTargetDinoColor 0 6 would color the Fjordhawk's "main" magenta.
Wild fjordhawks will follow the player, approaching even from a considerable distance and circling around overhead. Fjordhawks are generally neutral to survivors and do not attack unless provoked, instead flying around, seeking a chance at a fresh corpses to feast on. They will quickly swoop in to feast on any dead creatures nearby and are very opportunistic. They may also attack small creatures in the vicinity, such as dodos, which may cause them to abandon the player they are following.
Base Stats and Growth
|Attribute||Base Value||Level Increase||Taming Bonus|
- For a comparison of the stats of all creatures, see Base Creature Statistics.
- For an explanation of exactly how the levelup calculation works, see Creature Stats Calculation.
- 1These are the base speeds of the tamed creature at 100% Movement Speed, i.e. without a possible taming bonus.
- 2These are the speeds of the creature once tamed including a possible taming bonus and no imprinting bonus.
- For a comparison of the speeds of all creatures, see Base Creature Speeds.
Wild Stats Level-up
Type in values of a wild creature to see on which stats it's emphasized. Green values on a high-level creature are very good for breeding. If you have already tamed your creature you can try to recover the breeding stats with an external tool.
The stat-calculator does not work in the mobile-view, see here for alternatives: Apps
Note that after the creature is tamed it gets bonuses on some stats depending on the taming effectiveness. This makes it hard to retrieve the levels on a tamed creature, so this tool is only for wild ones, but gives a first impression, how well the stats are distributed.
Fjordhawks do not pose much of a danger if provoked. However, their small body and quick movement can make them difficult to hit unless using a large dino with wide range attacks.
Fjordhawk can only be tamed non-violently rather than through the knockout methods. Being a species that relies on the right moment to scavenge for food, allowing it to devour the fresh carcasses of fallen wild dinosaurs is your only method of taming this bird.
Nearby Fjordhawks will fly around you upon spotting your presence, waiting for a carcass to be present. Upon death of a nearby dino, any following you will attempt to land and peck at the carcass. Each carcass disappears after an amount of pecks, depending on how much total health it had, preventing any other Fjordhawks from eating it and increasing taming progress. Be aware that if the Fjordhawk gets injured during the process, either by a stray hit from a player or tame dino, or a wild dino biting at them, the progress resets to 0%.
For a Fjordhawk to peck on the corpse, the dino killing blow can be from either tamed dinos or the player, however you must dismount from your tame and stand close to the corpse to gain taming progress. Fjordhawks do not seem to eat the corpses of Alphas, or very small creatures such as the Meganeura.
The drag weight of the dino carcass affects how much progress it provides per feed. However, Fjordhawks tend to gain more taming progress from feeding on recently deceased Ovis, due to more total health on the carcass allowing more pecks.
Fjordhawk is invulnerable whilst sitting on the survivor's shoulder, meaning anything that usually would harm shoulder pets will not harm them.
- Memento mori:. Should the survivor die whilst it is on their shoulder, it will immediately grab whatever it can take and attempt to fly back to their last spawn point. To ensure it grabs everything and still survives, focus primarily on Health. This is useful when fast-travelling to a bed as it will immediately grab anything upon fast-travel and fly over. It is best to level movement for a faster getaway. This tame will grab your bag when you die, fly straight up, disappear, and will respawn in front of you. Your bag will be either in front of you or very close by, as well as your Fjordhawk.
- Carcass finder: The Fjordhawk can sense nearby carcasses and death caches while riding on the survivor's shoulder, and the survivor can command them to retrieve the bags. When thrown at a nearby bag (marked with a crosshair icon on your HUD), will fly towards the bag and grab it. It will then fly to whoever threw it at the bag after a while, dropping it near the survivor.
This article is a work-in-progress.
The content and format of this page may change drastically over the next few hours or days.
|346.11 Fjordur DLC release||Fjordhawk is added to the game|
|346.16||Fixed Fjordhawk not eating tamed corpses on PvE.|
|348.2||Fixed a bug related to player character becoming encumbered whilst fast travelling with Fjordhawk
Fixed Fjordhawk not returning to player when leashed
|351.5||Fjordhawk balance pass:
|352.6||Added icons to Fjordhawk death bag retrieval cooldown|
- The Fjordhawk was announced in Community Crunch 297.
- The Fjordhawk's latin name likely refers to Veðrfölnir, a hawk from Norse mythology that is perched in between an eagle's eyes.